More medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Pennsylvania

Tony Romeo
December 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued a second round of permits to firms statewide that will be opening new medical marijuana dispensaries. 

The state Department of Health has issued a total of 23 more medical marijuana dispensary permits statewide, for a total of 50.

State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says each permit holder has the option of opening at three different location.

“It isn’t unusual to open multiple locations," she said. "And so we anticipate that with 50 dispensaries, again, each with a number of different locations, that really close to home people will be able to access this very necessary medicine.”

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According to the Health Department, at this time, new dispensary locations are planned for:

  • Doylestown, Bucks County
  • Chadds Ford, Chester and Colwyn in Delaware County
  • Horsham in Montgomery County
  • In Philadelphia -- one will be located at 475 N. 5th Street and the other will be on 800 block of Locust Street. 

The permit holders have six months to become operational.